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Setting up Posterous in Tweetbot for iPad

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UPDATE: Sadly this post is now obsolete with the shutting down of Posterous…


I have recently started using Tweetbot as a Twitter client and I must say that I am quite pleased with the way it handles things like mentions, RTs and particularly the display of media such as photos and video. It seems to be quite easy to use and setup multiple accounts. However, there was something that I didn’t quite like… I tend to use Posterous to upload pictures and other media. I prefer this to services such as Twitpic or Moby, and as such I was expecting Tweetbot to handle Posterous as easily as these other services. Although in their site Tweetbot mention that they support Posterous, once in the application it was nowhere to be seen. If like me you want to use Posterous, do not despair, it is just a matter of configuring the “Custom” service. Here is what you need to do:

  1. In Tweetbot, open the Settings (at the bottom of the navigation bar on the left hand side).
  2. Under account settings, tap your username and tap in either the “Image Upload” to “Video Upload” (changing one will make the service available in the other).
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select “Custom”
  4. You will be asked to enter an API endpoint, enter one to the two following options:

And you are ready to go! Please note that this assumes that you already have a Posterous account and that it knows about your Twitter identity. If it doesn’t, Posterous will create a new account for you. For more info about the API, visit this page.

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